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Does going to the bank or other lender to raise capital for your business seem like an impossible task? Sue Hirst shares some pointers to help make your loan application much more likely to succeed.

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Dealing with your own financial affairs can be a daunting prospect and often business owners don't so much choose where they will go as end up with a particular bank by default. Stuart Wills suggests some things you might take into consideration when choosing where to keep your hard-earned money.

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Providing a guarantee to a lender or creditor, whether for your own business or on behalf of someone else, can be riskier than you realise. Michael Smyth shows you how to limit that risk by negotiating appropriate terms.

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What are some of the avenues available to home and small businesses for raising the necessary finance? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

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Anyone who is in business or has been in business in New Zealand knows that there are multiple skills required to take a business from a start-up to something more sustainable. It is easy to start a business, but harder to make sure that the business expands to support you.

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This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read has some tips and information to help you bring money into your business when you need it.

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There are many ways for a business to raise money, and not all are equal. Stuart Wills covers some of what you need to know before you go knocking on the bank manager's door.

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Business is all about balancing risk and reward - at that is particularly true when it comes to financing growth. Typically, many New Zealand home and small business owners are risk-averse (and wisely so), but one of the biggest reasons business owners give for their businesses failing to thrive is lack of capital. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute read delves into some of the options and offers some advice if you're needing to invest in the business to help get it off the ground or to the next level.

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Running your own business is one of life's most exciting and rewarding endeavours. But as with all worthwhile ventures, it comes with a number of challenges and for self-employed people, getting access to finance can be the biggest challenge of all, as Gary Walker explains

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If you are already getting "Dragon's Den" withdrawal following the screening of the final last week, or avidly anticipating the next series, Michael Taplin suggests there are some great lessons to take away if you're looking for finance to really make YOUR business grow

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For certain projects, grants are available from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. So what are the criteria? Enterprise North Shore shares some pointers to help eligible businesses access funding

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If your business needs extra funding but cannotfind it, Phil Hickling might have the answer

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There are a number of schemes offering monetary help to businesses which qualify - but applying for, and receiving those funds, can be difficult. Jane Shearer regularly helps businesses to access those funds - and she has advice for you if you are looking at your funding options

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Getting a bank loan for a startup is very difficult. David Weusten has some tips on how to improve your chances.

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Do you need to fund your great idea but don't want to put your house on the line? Venture capital may be an option - but as Murray McLean explains it's not just an easy way to get money into your business

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If you need to borrow money to start or grow your home business, where do you go to get it? Murray McLean gives some sound advice on who to approach, and how to go about securing a loan.

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Home businesses which plan consistently do better than those that don't. Is yours one of them? Lin Ives outlines how in the first of a series of articles on business planning.

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The majority of home businesses don't have a written business plan. While the old addage "fail to plan and you plan to fail" is true for many, those that do think through their business planning are often highly successful businesses in the longer term. Make the time to do your business planning properly - it's well worth the effort!

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